You have been raised to life with Christ. Now set your heart on what is in heaven, where Christ rules at God's right side. Think about what is up there, not about what is here on earth. You died, which means that your life is hidden with Christ, who sits beside God. Christ gives meaning to your life, and when he appears, you will also appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3: 1 - 4)
The other day I was reading about upcoming funerals in our local newspaper. Obituaries tell us lots about those who have recently died. It made me sad, not because people have died. We all do that. But I was sad to read about the things that were more important than anything else in the lives of people who have completed their time here.
Bowling leagues, sports teams, fishing, hunting and a host of other things on this earth may be the most important of all for many people. And don’t forget flower gardens, shopping, and even cooking.
Occasionally, you see an obituary that talks about Jesus Christ being the center of the departed person’s life! That should be my goal in living.
Live your life so that when you die the description of your life will focus on Jesus and little else!
The story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is all about you! So the story of your life should be all about Jesus!
“Lord Jesus, if I live to complete this day, may it be a day about You most of all! Lead me to only do those things today that will bring You Glory. Praise Your Holy Name forever. Amen.”